[ mĕt′ə-kär′pō-fə-lăn′jē-əl, -fā- ]
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Of or relating to the metacarpus and the phalanges of the hand, especially to the articulations between them.
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Example sentences from the Web for metacarpophalangeal
The first is still shorter, not reaching the metacarpophalangeal articulation of the second.